If you missed Cassie’s first post, click here to read Home-Office Decoration Tips to Improve Productivity. And she is back y’all. This time she is sharing some important summer safety tips for children all parents – and grandparents need to know because it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Take it away Cassie…
Who doesn’t love summertime? The best season, when it feels like everything is possible, when freedom is a state of mind, when the sun makes our skin tanned, and warm winds are as tender as silk. What’s more, summer is the season of ice cream, trips to the seaside, summer camps, all-day-long bike rides, and countless outdoor activities.
If for some reason summer is not your favorite season of the year, chances are good it used to be when you were a kid. Do you remember this feeling? No school, no boring teachers, no homeworks. Only fun and the sun. Who wouldn’t love it? There is only one problem about this season. Not only is it adventurous and fun, but also dangerous and unpredictable. And as a parent, you need to know the basic safety tips to keep your kids safe and sound.
By a good chance, this short article will educate you on this matter. Read on to learn what measures you need to undertake in order to make sure you children will not only be happy but also healthy and whole skinned this summer.Important #summer #safetytips for kids every parent and grandparent should know.Click To Tweet
Make Sure Your Kids Are Fine With Water
Summer without swimming in a sea or an ocean or at least a pool is not a real summer. However, water can be as dangerous as it’s refreshing and cooling. Make sure to supervise children each time they are around water and teach your kids to swim. What’s more, find some time to learn CPR. You never know when this skill might come in handy and save someone’s life.
Mind the Heat and Sun
Don’t be fooled by the warmth and light of the sun, it can be exceptionally dangerous for kids. Heat-related illness is more common that you might think, so you should take things seriously. According to studies, children under the age 4 are at the greatest risk of being affected by the heat. To avoid negative consequences, dress kids in light-colored and loose clothing, avoid the midday sun and schedule their outdoor activities for early mornings and evenings, and, most importantly, never leave your kids to wait for you in a parked car.
Keep Mosquitoes and Wild Animals Away
Apart from being annoying, mosquitoes can also be dangerous. That’s not to say that every bite of any mosquitoes leads to serious health consequences, but some of them can actually transmit viruses like Zika or West Nile.
To keep your kids away from this trouble, remember to use effective inspective repellents, and check your children for ticks on a regular basis. Speaking of wild animals, it is worth being said that even those animals that are small and innocent at first glance, can actually harm your kids under certain circumstance. Even a squirrel in your attic could turn into a problem in case your children decide to get rid off it by themselves.
Prepare Your Kids for Traveling by Airplane
If this summer your kids are going to have their first flight, you should put some effort into teaching them how to behave during the registration and when on board. They say it’s better to be safe than sorry, so prepare your kids for possible cases of emergency, explain to them why it’s essential to stay belted and explain to the importance of listening to what cabin crew says. Search detailed information on airplane safety for children on relevant websites like Airsafe or AAP.
Explain to Your Kids How to Behave in Recreational Parks
If you think that nothing can go wrong with your kids in recreational parks, then you seriously underestimate their curiosity and energy levels. There are people with dogs and bikers and those playing with a ball or frisbee out there. Train your kids to stay alerted, don’t try to give strange dogs a stroke, and make sure your kids know that it’s not a good idea to be around adults playing with a ball. This way, your kids will be safe from park-related emergencies.
As a Conclusion
Being a parent is a huge happiness and huge responsibility. As a grown up, you should be able to predict all possible consequences of summer activities and ensure your kids are safe while having fun and enjoying their summer. And hopefully, this article will help you with this.
I hope you enjoyed Cassie’s post. If you have any summer safety tips to add, please share them in the comments section below.
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Cassie Brewer is a health professional in Southern California. In her free time, she enjoys writing about her passion (healthy living of course!) and everything beauty related. Nothing makes her happier than helping other be the best version of themselves they can be. You can read more at cassiebrewer.weebly.com and follow her on Twitter: @Cassiembrewer.